A caller to 911 at around 2 p.m. Wednesday, reported a vehicle was on its top about six-miles northwest of Greenfield. The caller said a person was still inside of the vehicle, but their injuries were unknown. When rescue crews and law enforcement arrived, they found 60-year-old John William Schmeling of Casey, was severely injured. Schmeling was pulled from the vehicle and was being transported to a medical helicopter when he died.
A preliminary investigation reveals that Schmeling lost control of his pickup on a gravel road before it rolled and came to rest on its top. The investigation is ongoing.
(By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic)